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Samsung Galaxy S10 release date, price, rumors and leaks

The Samsung Galaxy S10 is arguably the most anticipated phone of 2019, after the upgraded Samsung Galaxy S9 we previously saw.

We don’t have much news about the Galaxy S10 yet, but the rumor mill is churning that the new release could provide fierce competition to the upcoming Apple and Huawei releases.

If the rumors prove to be true, we could be in for a ton of new features and specs from the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10.

Design and display

The leaks all indicate to a slimmer bezel-free design, three different screen sizes and a 19:9 aspect ratio and 1440 x 3040 resolution. The new aspect ratio will make it stand taller than the 18:5:9 Galaxy S9 phone.

According to DJ Koh, Samsung’s mobile business chief, the Samsung Galaxy S10 will have some significant design changes and will be sporting an array of amazing colors.

The image leaked online shows a curved screen handset and almost bezel-free on any edge, thus the front-facing camera may be built into the screen itself. In addition, it looks like the Bixby button is making another return with the power and volume buttons

Of the three rumored screens, one apparently codenamed ‘Beyond 0’, is said to have a 5.8-inch screen which might also be flat. Then there’s another one, codenamed as ‘Beyond 1’, which apparently has a 5.8-inch curved screen, and a ‘Beyond 2’, which will have a 6.2-inch curved screen.

Biometric security

We have further evidence to expect an in-screen fingerprint scanner and an improved 3D face scanner. If that turns out to be true, the Galaxy S10 would be following in the steps of the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS and the Vivo Nex.

Some reports claim it will use a third generation Qualcomm ultrasonic scanner, and that Samsung has felt pressured to do so following the success of both Vivo and Huawei having phones with in-screen scanners.

According to speculation by OLED Info, Samsung might be going even further and placing speakers in the screen as well as the earpiece.

Camera

The camera specs being rumored so far include the addition of a triple-lens rear camera on the top-end model, a dual-lens front-facing camera along with 12MP, 13MP, and 16MP lenses. The triple lens would make sense if Samsung wants to give competition to Huawei P20’s rumored triple lens phone.

Power

The new phone will most likely be using Snapdragon 855. A 7nm chipset which is smaller, powerful and more efficient than the Snapdragon 845

The 855 will also be capable of supporting download speeds of up to 2Gbps, an upgrade from 1.2Gbps on the Galaxy S9.

As for the RAM, Samsung has developed an 8GB RAM chip built on a 10nm process.

Release date and price

The new Samsung model will likely be released in early 2019. When it does go on sale it’s sure to be expensive. Based off on the Galaxy S9 prices, we can almost certainly expect it to cost north of $900.